Rangers winger Barrie McKay has insisted that he wishes to improve on his tracking back and helping his side’s defence.

The starlet established himself as a Rangers’ first team player under Mark Warburton last season, with the 21-year-old scoring nine goals and providing 13 assists in 48 appearances in all competitions.

In addition to honing his attacking prowess, McKay also improved his defensive work considerably last season.

And the youngster, who is in Scotland’s squad to face Malta in a World Cup qualifier on 4th September, explained that he further wishes to improve his tracking back and defensive skills.

“Yes definitely, it changed a lot last year”, he told Rangers TV, when asked if his defensive work and tracking back improved last season.


“Before last year I didn’t have to do much, but last year I certainly did [put defensive effort in] and started to improve.

“It’s probably one of the parts of my game I can continue to improve, and it’s up to me to do that.”

McKay, who spent loan spells at Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers after joining Rangers’ academy from Kilmarnock in 2011, is contracted with the Scottish giants until the summer of 2018.

He has thus far scored once and set up five goals in nine appearances in all competitions for Rangers in the present campaign.